The effects of daily sunlight levels on suicide rates

The correlation between sunlight and mental health has been long studied and is even involved in the development of Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), with subsequent development of light therapy for affected individuals. This points towards the question of the effects of varying levels of daily sunlight in the United States on rates of suicide – […]

Direct effect of sunshine on suicide

Objective  To investigate the effects of sunshine on suicide incidence that are independent of seasonal variation. Design, Setting, and Participants  Retrospective analysis of data on all officially confirmed suicides in Austria between January 1, 1970, and May 6, 2010 (n = 69 462). Data on the average duration of sunshine per day (in hours) were calculated from 86 representative meteorological […]